SHILLONG, July 29: Vana Mahotsava was celebrated at Dorbar Hall, Umran Niangbyrnai, Ri â€“ Bhoi district on July 27 last organized by the office of the Divisional Forest Officer, Hill social forestry division Nongpoh in Collaboration with the Meghalaya Parent Association for Disabled (MEPAD).
During the program several plant saplings were planted at Kper Thymmai, which in English means â€œNew Gardenâ€.
The aim of the program was to focus on Socio â€“ economy and promote Green Economy.
SHILLONG, July 29: On July 22 last around 11 pm, one Lewis Rasmut (34) allegedly assaulted his own brother Basil Rasmut with a dao at Ummulong, Jaintia Hills district.
As a result, the victim sustained injuries and was immediately shifted to Jowai Civil Hospital.
The accused also threatened the victim and his mother Nerila Rasmut with dire consequences.
Police have arrested the accused and are investigating into the matter.
Shillong, July 29: Chicko D Sangma has been elected as the new President and Zikku Balgra N Marak as the General Secretary of the Garo Students Union (GSU), Khasi Hills Zone.
The election were held on Saturday with GSUÂ CECÂ President Tengsak G Momin, General SecretaryÂ Pingku Sangma and Adviser Manseng SangmaÂ as Election Observers.
SHILLONG, July 29: In a function organized on Saturday, St. Edmund's Past Pupils' Association (SEPPA) felicitated the past alumni of the School which included Ramesh Bawri, the founder secretary of SEEPA besides, Latifur Rahman of Bangladesh, a past pupil of the School, who was recently chosen by an Award Committee consisting of three Nobel Laureates for the prestigious â€œOslo Business for Peace Award 2012â€ at a award ceremony organized at Hotel Pegasus Crown.Â
A citation and a silver plaque were awarded by AH Scott Lyngdoh, a senior past pupil and ex-teacher of the school.
Previous Honorees of this award includes Ratan Tata of India, and past pupil, Dutta Chowdhury from Guwahati for his yeoman contribution to SEPPA.
Dimapur, July 29: With the cease fire pact between the NSCN-IM and the government of India completing 15 years in two days' time, rallies in all the "Naga areas" are likely to be heldÂ in the later part of August urging the "Naga negotiators" and New Delhi for the early settlement of the Naga political problem.
On July 31, the truce between the Isak-Muivah group of the NSCN and New Delhi completes 15 years.